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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 21, 2019

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Richard Wazacz

The P2P Power 50

October 2, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending has rapidly grown into a multi-billion-pound industry, bringing together the best in banking and technology as well as lawyers, regulators, analysts and fund managers.

So, who are the key players influencing the UK’s P2P sector? The inaugural Peer2Peer … Read More

A helping hand

May 22, 2017 |

Brokers and financial advisers have the power to send millions of new lenders and borrowers into the P2P sector, so what’s holding them back?

Depending on who you ask, financial intermediaries are either utterly essential or completely irrelevant to the … Read More

Octopus Choice close to £50m loan target ahead of first anniversary

April 20, 2017 |

OCTOPUS Choice is set to have raised £50m within its first year of operation.

The peer-to-peer platform, spun out of institutional investor Octopus Investments, began a pilot with retail investors at the end of April last year providing loans secured … Read More

Funding Circle’s Desai among confirmed speakers at Fintech Week 2017

April 4, 2017 |

FUNDING Circle’s Samir Desai is among the keynote speakers at the government’s international fintech conference, it was confirmed on Tuesday.

The chief executive and co-founder of the peer-to-peer business lender will be joined by other leading figures in the UK … Read More

Octopus Choice approved as ISA manager by HMRC

January 18, 2017 |

OCTOPUS Choice has been approved as an ISA manager by HMRC and is planning on launching its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) later this year, Peer-to-Peer Finance News can reveal.

The peer-to-peer lender, which was spun out of Octopus Investments … Read More

Octopus Choice gains full FCA authorisation

January 9, 2017 |

OCTOPUS Choice is the latest peer-to-peer lending platform to be granted full authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), just nine months after launch.

The property lender has attracted almost £45m from lenders and funded 75 deals since it launched last April.

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A match made in heaven?

January 5, 2017 |

Richard Wazacz, head of Octopus Choice, explains why P2P lenders and financial advisers can – and should – see eye to eye

Peer-to-peer lending and financial advice aren’t exactly natural bedfellows. For most advisers, P2P lending is a disaster waiting … Read More

Why the latest inflation figures are not good news

November 16, 2016 |

CONTRARY to expert projections, the rate of inflation actually fell to 0.9 per cent in October, from one per cent the previous month.

This came despite a multitude of warnings from economists and analysts claiming that inflation would hit 1.2 … Read More

High street savers set to lose money as inflation rises and rates stay low

November 15, 2016 |

SAVERS using high street banks are set to lose money over the next two years, as inflation continues to rise.

According to new research by peer-to-peer lender Octopus Choice, £10,000 saved in a high street bank today will be worth … Read More

Octopus Choice to launch IFA portal

September 19, 2016 |

OCTOPUS Choice is planning to launch a new portal in the Autumn that will help independent financial advisers (IFAs) to manage their clients’ investments on the peer-to-peer platform more easily.

The P2P platform, which was launched in April by fund … Read More